Automation Technician

Elkhart, IN, USA
Feb 17, 2018
Mar 04, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
**Automation Technician**

Locations:Elkhart, Indiana

Job Family: Manufacturing


English (US)

**Job Description**

**Division:** Siemens Healthineers

**Business Unit:** Point of Care

**Requisition Number:** 218183

**Primary Location:** United States-Indiana-Elkhart

**Assignment Category:** Full-time regular

**Experience Level:** Mid level

**Education Required Level:** Associate's Degree / College Diploma

**Travel Required:** 5%

**Division Description:**

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in nine Divisions: Power and Gas, Wind Power and Renewables, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Mobility, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Healthineers and Financial Services.

With 45,000 employees Siemens Healthineers is one of the world's largest suppliers of technology to the healthcare industry and a leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics and healthcare IT. All supported by a comprehensive portfolio of clinical consulting, training, and services available across the globe and tailored to customers' needs. So that more people can have a life that is longer, richer, and more filled with happiness.

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**Job Description:**

Shift: a 1/3/1 12 hr Continuous Operations scheduled every other weekend

Start/ End times: 6AM - 6PM or 6PM to 6AM


**(Brief Summary of duties):**

Automation/ Process Control Technician to support of automated assembly for assigned shift manufacturing production lines with duties to resolve day-to-day equipment downtime and recovery.

This position will report to the lead engineer to help maintain the run ability of production lines resolving process equipment issues and assisting in enhancements productivity, quality, and safety based goals.

**Job Family Specific Responsibilities:**

Work closely with supervisors, skilled trades, production operators, and site engineers to troubleshoot and resolve equipment issues to maintain efficient production line operations

**Key Responsibilities**

**(Problem Solving, Critical Thinking):**

Provide the first line of support for the manufacturing equipment on the second shift. Troubleshoot root level diagnostics on the Sensory, Instrumentation, PLCs, Servo Motion drives and all other related manufacturing process equipment. Provide feedback to the lead engineer on daily issues and solutions. Interface with team leaders to support business unit objectives. Assist in implementation and validation of software changes to the process equipment as needed.

**_Proficiency with PLCs (Allen Bradley ControlLogix, and Siemens PLC) systems and associated Servo drives is required. Experience with Cognex vision systems, HMI, Allen-Bradley/Emerson Servo Drive systems, and ABB robotic systems would be an advantage. The ability to read and understand electrical schematics is required. Proficiency with AutoCad 2012 is desired_** **_._** **_Previous work in a cGMP/FDA compliant facility is desired._** Proficiency in troubleshooting techniques is key to resolving down-time issues when the equipment is running production. Results are measurable through improved OAE/OEE metrics which include Yield and Utilization factors.

The position provides the opportunity to significantly impact line efficiencies and business results.

The position will require a comprehensive understanding of all elements of the manufacturing lines to ensure downstream operations are not adversely affected by 'on the spot' responses to issues.


**(Revenue, Budget $ Responsibility, # of Direct & Indirect Reports):**

This position requires co-operation and communication with management, engineers, supervisors, skilled trades and production operators

**Direction of Others:**

Work with the skilled trades and operators to troubleshoot and resolve equipment issues in a team environment.The position would be expected to provide guidance and leadership to the skilled trades to resolve technical issues, prioritize issues, and provide options to the supervisor for the best business decision.

**Key Working Relationships:**

Work with the production line team leaders and skilled trades to resolve process issues encountered in a timely manner to minimize lost production time. Provide technical recommendations and feedback to team leaders for problem solving. Communicate all issues and resolutions back to the lead engineer. Participate as a validation tester for engineering projects.


**Equal Employment Opportunity Statement**

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